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    knee replacement at age 86 with copd
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    An_252630 posted:
    Have been told surgery would have to be done with local anaesthesia. Has anyone had this done under these conditions
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    jamin2013 responded:
    This is major major surgery....I'm 75 and have a knee problem for over 15 yrs....all worse since hip replacement in 2010.

    Anyway, I know about Prolotherapy and would sure look at this if I were you:

    jointrehab.com is a very informative site on Prolo.
     
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    deb91158 responded:
    Your surgery does not have to be done under local anesthesia, it can be done using a spinal block or epidural. They would prefer not to but if you insist they will comply. I know this because I did just that for my THR 6 years ago when I was a smoker and it worked wonderfully.


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